Philly Voice: "7 Poets Keeping the Rhythmic Tradition Alive in Philadelphia" [click here]
Bonaly Reviews: "Brief (Political) Encounters" [click here]
Philadelphia Tribune: "10 Philly Poets To Watch For/National Poetry Day" [click here]
Surya Bonaly Award: "#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins Wins the "Reality Check" Award" [click here]
Bonaly Reviews: "Best Theater Moments of 2017" [click here]
WORDPEACE Magazine: #SuiteReality (Winter/Spring 2018 Publication) [click here]
"I cannot fully express how terrific my experience with TS and her incredible students was...but I will try. At the book release & signing of Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, TS was both the MC for the evening and also the director of the youth performances. The event would NOT have been the same without her presence and impact. She enhanced it and blew me and every audience member I spoke with away, evoking laughter, tears, and every emotion in between. TS was engaging, energetic, charismatic, funny, charming, spot on with information, and professional the whole way through. She moved the program along seamlessly and kept the crowd entertained. Her professionalism shone with the performers she oversaw from the Attic Youth Center. They created fully original pieces and were performed with such moving passion. They were heartfelt and flawless with a hint of drama that we could all relate to. I cannot recommend TS and Legacy and Lineage enough!!!!" ~Rachelle Lee Smith [Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus]
"How fortunate your students are to have you as their teacher...stay real!" ~C. Weaver
"I like your poetry-very beautiful indeed-Thanks!" ~BrasilBreizh
"Deeply interesting and passionate. I continue to read it over and over to find new emotions and points that I may have missed. I have definately been drawn to her table for seconds." ~Anonymous [BarnesAndNoble.com Review]
I definitely see those things in the poetry here.
Thank you for reminding us of the vitality of the written and spoken word.
Power to the poets!" ~Q
"topical, riveting, complex..." from About TS Hawkins by Kelly Croke
"...vacillate between visceral, prophetic, poignant and uplifting. These pieces read like “poetic tweets” that can quickly become catchy mantra." ~K. Williams-Witherspoon, PhD on The Hotel Haikus by TS Hawkins and T. McLean
"Her poetry invades the reader's thoughts presenting the challenge to think beyond one's self; and acknowledge the world on the outside." ~K. Johnson, M.Ed